Aww shit, I may have just received another calling to start a new collection. Just when I thought my house was becoming wonderfully sparse and practical, along comes a duo so powerful, so unusual that I MAY just have a new obsession starting. That obsession, my friends, is old men smoking pipes. And not just a photo, not a painting but old lady needlepoint masterpieces!
Look at these dudes! More importantly, look at the guy on the left. I am in love with this guy. He's part dirty old fisherman, part sailor and part garden gnome.
They are both really well done and signed by the old lady who made them. Here's the thing, I love the gnome sailor and he is going in my bedroom for sure. I don't mind the leprechaun guy and he kind of goes with the other one but I could also just sell him and commit to the one I truly love (life lesson?).
OR... I could try and collect about 6 or 7 of these needlepoint pipe smokers and have a crazy wall full of these guys. That could take me years though and where would I put a wall of old geezers? I just don't know...